Encounter 1

Was going to wait til lunch to post this, but I got a bit of a lull at work, and I don’t want to forget the details:
I went for my 9am walk as usual. If you read my posts, you may remember my telling you of a time I was ridiculed and harangued as I peacefully tried to walk through all the people waiting in line for a meal from the church next door to the office I’m working in here in downtown Houston. [ I take a 5 minute walk twice a day just to stretch my legs and refresh my mind, and I take a 30 minute walk at lunch for prayer. ]
I’ve been ‘cursed’ many times now by this person, a female, and by her cohorts who lurk outside a building on Fridays. They belong to a sect that wants to claim to be ‘the real Jews,’ asserting that my Jewish people and our long history of heritage in guarding the Torah [Rom 3:1-2] is a farse, and that they are the real Jews because of the color of their skin. It is a doctrine of the flesh based on ignorance and pride and jealousy.
Well, anyway, as I walked through this morning, there she was. But I went through without her assailing me this time. Then a man said “Shalom” to me as I walked by him, and I looked back and smiled and said “Shalom Aleikhem!” As I turned around, I saw a young man reading the bible. I went on my way, seeming to escape the fray this time.
Then, as I made it around the block and was about to head back into the building, my heart started pounding and I ‘felt’ the ‘urge’ to go around one more time. I ignored it, thinking it was just ‘me’. I went in and sat at my desk, and the sensation would not leave me. I sat down, tried to work, and it would not go away. So, I paused, and I prayed, and I remembered two passages I read this morning. Sha’ul did something against what יהוה had told him to do, and the kingdom was taken from him that day. “Oy.” And then, Yonatan told his armor bearer basically that the two of them could conquer the P’lishtim at Mikhmash if יהוה were with them, so he said, ‘If they bid us to come up, then יהוה is with us.” They did, so they went, and they did conquer them that night. As I sat there thinking, I realized that it must have been His voice/will that I go back around, in spite of the fact that I am largely outnumbered and stand in stark contrast to everyone there, in so many, many ways.
I went.
As I passed by, sure enough, the woman confronted me. “I’m a real Jew, you’re the fake Jew,” she said. I smiled. “I don’t think so.” She went on a tear, and started calling me fake Jew, etc, and I just smiled and turned, and as I did, I nearly bumped into the young man sitting and reading the Bible.
“Are you Jewish?” He asked.
“Yes; but I also believe in Messiah.” I responded, looking down at his bible. “Your’e reading the Revelation?”
“Yeah; you know the Revelation?”
” A bit. Where are you?”
“Chapter 9.”
“Ah, the star that fell from heaven.”
“Yeah! I have been wondering who that is! Do you know?”
“That particular ‘star’ is HaSatan.” And as I tried to explain to him from Ezekiel and Genesis the order of the war in Heaven, the fall of HaSatan and his 1/3, and his expulsion, and THEN the creation, and that ‘stars’ represent ‘messengers’ in many cases, my ‘tormenter’ was casting a spell/curse on me. She picked a red stick up from her baggage, and spoke curses over me and my family while twirling/waving her stick, basically condemning me to hell.
My new friend looked at me and said, “Does she always do that to you?”
“Oh yeah, just about every time I walk by.”
Then he turned to Genesis and read the account of the fall, and pointed out aptly that the serpent was HaSatan, and then went to John 10 and read [in his KJV version]: “Yeshua said to them, “Is it not so written in your Torah, “I said, you are elohim [gods]?” If he called them gods because the D’var HaElohim was with them, and the scripture cannot be broken, why to the one whom HaAv set apart and sent to the world, do you say, ‘You blaspheme,’ just because I said to you, ‘I am Ben HaElohim.’”
All the while, the taunts continued. “You’ll find out in the end who the real Jew is!” “Don’t cast your pearls before swine!” [She was now talking to this young believer, telling him that the Torah is ONLY for her people [race], and not for the nations, not for the dogs]. The young man shook his head, smiling, and we discussed the verses he had questions about, talking about who the real ‘Sons of Elohim’ are. Which happened to be the very opposite of what my tormenter was saying….
I gave him some Hebrew nuggets to ponder concerning ‘angels’ and ‘stars’, and went back to his question about the fallen star in the Revelation. His question was now answered. I shook his hand, and said, “I thought I was supposed to come back out here, in spite of her.”
He said, “It was a ‘purpose’,” and said that he and his friend were just discussing that Elohim has a ‘purpose’ for them. I asked him if he had internet access, and gave him a card from our congregation when he affirmed. Then I shook his hand, and left, all the while hearing the curses of this ‘preacher of good news’…
I truly believe Abba wanted all of them to see the contrast between me and this so-called ‘minister.’ Even though they are prime candidates for her, I am convinced they are not listening to her blather, and that this may be one reason I’ve been sent here for the next few months. I just hope I can be keen to Him during this time, and speak only His Words.

9 thoughts on “Encounter 1

  1. HalleluYah!

    Abba placed you in the middle of a fight to tell the true besorah to a willing soul. You didn’t leave him to the enemy ravagers on the battlefield, but came alongside him and gave him hope, all the while protected from the attacker’s onslaught by the melachim of Yah.

    What we say is of no consequence if we don’t back it up by our actions, acting in love, defending The Kingdom, advancing against the enemy.

    May Abba bless the young man you met with shalom and the truth of His Salvation, and may He bless you Akhi, with shalom and steadfast purpose in declaring His d’var – in season and out.

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  2. This is most certainly a perfect example of how our kingdom work is to be performed and carried out in the world amongst the lost and those seeking after Abba.

    May the same Ruach that caused you to show mercy to the young man quicken the deceived woman to enlightenment and repentance in the name YHWH.

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  3. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him bringing good tidings, proclaiming peace; bringing good news, proclaiming salvation; who says to Zion, Your God reigns!
    Isaiah 52:7


  4. Everyone will know that you are My Talmidim by the fact that you have love for one another.
    John 13:35

    Obviously, for the present, this verse has been lost on that woman.


  5. Daniel, whether that young man was from Ethiopia or not, I don’t know. Whether he is a eunuch or not, I don’t want to know. One thing I am certain of is that you hopped up in his chariot filled with the Ruach Hakodesh and with the love and patience of Yeshua!
    We never know just who is watching our journey.


  6. Praise Abba! Mr.Daniel,I believe YHWH YESHUA move that masterpiece in every situation.He called you to share the B’sorah and this is the time to teach and help others to see the truth.He always protect you because you are His especial son,who can against you ?when you have the King of the King on your side.😉Victory always will be there.



  7. 🤔 I just can’t get your recent encounter out of my head. I keep thinking that this will end up like the Book of Acts, and Elohim will give you the command to drive the demons right out of that woman, and then HaSatan will have one less slave to do his bidding.
    Alrighty, so I do have a vivid imagination, but I will be praying for just such a turn of events.🙏


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